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Kids handle virus better, open primary schools first: ICMR | India News

NEW DELHI: Kids can handle viral infections much better than adults though the antibody exposure is similar in children as adults, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director general Balram Bhargava said suggesting primary schools be opened before secondary schools. However, the decision should be considered only after all the staff — teaching and …

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Once India starts reopening schools, it will be wise to begin with primary section: ICMR chief | India News

NEW DELHI: Once India starts reopening schools, it will be wise to begin with the primary section as children have a lower number of ace receptors to which virus attaches, making them much better at handling viral infections than adults, said ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava on Tuesday. He, however, stressed that for such a …

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Tamil Nadu lockdown extended till July 31; ITIs and industrial schools to open | India News

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced extension of the lockdown till 6am on July 31. In an official statement, chief minister M K Stalin said certain activities remained prohibited, including inter-state public and private transport except to and from the Union territory of Puducherry, international air travel except the purposes permitted by the …

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India’s free meals scheme in schools linked to improved growth in children of beneficiaries: Study | India News

NEW DELHI: Women who received free meals in primary schools of India have children with improved linear growth, according to a study. The research, published in journal Nature Communications on Monday, suggest a potential pathway through which school feeding programmes may have inter-generational effects on child nutrition outcomes. The researchers at the International Food Policy …

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‘88% in villages want schools to reopen, 10% more than in cities’ | India News

MUMBAI: Highlighting the digital divide, parents in rural and urban areas differ in proportion on the question of whether it is time to switch back to physical classrooms. While 88% of parents in villages are in favour of schools resuming proper classes, the corresponding proportion in cities is 78%. The results are part of an …

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Covid roundup: Haryana to open schools for classes 9 to 12 from July 16; Punjab eases curbs and more | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Friday recorded 43,393 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the country’s caseload to 3,07,52,950, while the active cases have declined to 4,58,727. Meanwhile, the death toll has climbed to 4,05,939 with 911 fresh fatalities. The active cases comprise 1.49 per cent of the total infections and the national Covid-19 recovery rate stands at …

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Unable to pay pvt school fees, students denied TCs for admission in govt schools | India News

NEW DELHI: Manju Devi, a resident of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, is staring at a bleak future for her two daughters. The girls, aged 14 and 15, have been forced out of their schools as Manju could not pay their fees due to the Covid-19-induced crisis. Manju is an Anganwadi worker who earns only Rs 2900 …

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Schools lack basic infrastructure, but see rise in enrolment: Govt report | India News

NEW DELHI: Nearly 78% of schools in the country still don’t have an internet connections and and more than 61% don’t have computers. Though 84.1% of schools in India have a library or a reading room, just 69.4% of them have any books. More than 30% of the schools don’t have a ramp and close …

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Private schools oppose Karnataka government plea to form panel on school fee

The State government on Tuesday faced stiff opposition from private unaided schools before the High Court of Karnataka over its plea seeking permission to set up a panel headed by a retired judge to look into the issue of fixation of fee for all categories of unaided private schools in the State for 2021-22. Sticking …

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